Dave has been working hard to build up a buffer lead and thought he was about 15 -20 laps in the lead when he came in for a 30 minute food break at 14.30 hrs. He has been lapping the 2nd place competitor every 4 laps since lunch and was stunned to hear me say the screen shows only 3 laps. The race organizers say this is because laps recorded earlier this week were not reported on the display but had now been added on for a number of cyclists. I am not convinced really because the chap that is the only person capable of doing this has only just arrived so I am puzzled as to how this can happen. I have asked for the complete log of time recording so I can see for myself just to be sure.
It appears we have been relying on inaccurate lap reports to gauge Dave’s effort and he is a bit demoralized by the news after all his hard work over the last 10 hours.
Watch this space!
He has completed 815 laps so far according to the screen here compared to the 812 laps by the 2nd placed competitor.